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Study Abroad – Gain New Experiences

A semester abroad expands your social and cultural skills and complements your subject knowledge with an international perspective. You get to know the academic system of an international university and benefit from different teaching and learning methods.

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Partner universities

As a student of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, you can study abroad in an exchange programme at one of our partner universities. Through our exchange programmes, tuition fees are dropped and you participate in a regulated programme where we support you throughout your stay abroad.

To the overview of partner universities

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Going abroad as a free mover without a partner university

If the university of your choice is not listed, you can study at a university of your choice as a so-called free mover. You must then apply there individually.

Free mover without a partner university

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Language skills

You should be able to speak the language of instruction at least at B1 level of the European Framework of Reference. The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam offers preparatory language courses for selected languages in cooperation with the Volkshochschule Potsdam, which are subsidised upon application to the International Office.

Language courses at the VHS Potsdam

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Whether it's scholarships or financial support for your study/internship abroad (so-called Auslands-BAföG) – there are suitable financing options for those willing to travel.

Financing stays abroad

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Recognition of achievements

Achievements you make abroad can be recognised for your own studies at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Recognition of study and examination achievements from abroad

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In our FAQ we answer frequently asked questions about the semester abroad.


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